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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 14 — Nov. 16, 2010

Illumination artifacts in hyper-NA vector imaging

Jun Zhang, Yongsik Kim, Seung-Hune Yang, and Tom D. Milster  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 27, Issue 10, pp. 2272-2284 (2010)

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Off-axis polarized monopole illumination is applied to a hyper-numerical-aperture (NA) ( NA > 1 ) microscopic system. Illumination artifacts due to vector effects are observed, which are asymmetric and depend on illumination conditions. A model based on rigorous coupled wave theory is used to simulate image profiles for dielectric, semiconductor, and metal gratings with different monopole locations and polarization states. A solid immersion lens microscope is used to image different types of samples including MoSi photomask, patterned silicon wafer, and chrome photomask. The experimental images are in good agreement with simulation results.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(110.4980) Imaging systems : Partial coherence in imaging
(180.4243) Microscopy : Near-field microscopy

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: July 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 6, 2010
Published: September 27, 2010

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Vol. 5, Iss. 14 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Jun Zhang, Yongsik Kim, Seung-Hune Yang, and Tom D. Milster, "Illumination artifacts in hyper-NA vector imaging," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 27, 2272-2284 (2010)

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